By yoana kim
The chief officer Madam Aginetta Peter is currently leading a team of vetinary officers for the ongoing Artificial Insemination programme at mumoni ward in Mwingi North Subcounty.
Madam peter is accampaining by Mwingi north sub county agricultural officer Mr Mwaura , Dr kibor sub county vetinary officer, mumoni vetinary officer Mr mukala.
Mr Sammy maluki the rtd Auditor General, Mr kivuti retired Ht teacher, ward admistrators , village admins among other local leaders.
A prominent farmer by the Sammy maluki brought 11 cows.
31 animals attended
The residents of mumoni ward have embraced the program whole heartedly courtesy of the madam aginetta and the program officers in the area.
The programme is a countywide initiative targetting cows across the county to better the breed and boost gains for the farmers.
The technology based livestock improvement and multiplication programme induces a large number of females to be on heat in a short, predetermined time.
The activity will help farmers earn more from the planned programme while in future opening a new front for wealth creation and fighting poverty.
According to the county livestock statistics, Kitui has about 402,265 head of cattle and only 6,685 are good dairy cattle, making the county
heavily deficient in milk supply for domestic and commercial consumption
The free insemination programme is offered by the county government of kitui courtesy of Governor Ngilu, the essence is to improve milk and beef production of the traditional cattle which are the dominant breed in the county and which have been faced with production challenges.
Over 100,000 households in Kitui are set to benefit from the programme.
Before the free insemination programme was rolled out, farmers were getting AI services at exorbitant and unafordable costs forcing them to use local bulls for breeding purposes, resulting to low milk and meat production.
The reception from mwingi sub county is very encouraging.